The path to publishing is so different for everyone. You never know how you will reach those important milestones because, we all have a different story.
When I first made the decision that I wanted to seriously pursue a career in children’s books, everything seemed so daunting. I had no clue how people reached out to publishing houses, why agents were so important, what a query letter was, or even how difficult it was to write a polished manuscript that would be worthy of being published, or how to create illustrations with a consistent style. I was clueless.